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New marine insurance

ArgoGlobal (‘Argo’) in partnership with the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation has launched its sailing and water sports specific personal accident and travel insurance product, which caters for crews of all types and skill levels and for professional and elite individuals. The insurance includes coverage for: •           Limits of up to GBP 5m on Personal Accident, Medical Emergency & Travel (various ...

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Land Rover BAR triumphant

Sir Ben Ainslie and his Land Rover BAR team were triumphant in the America’s Cup World Series event in Portsmouth in a weather hit weekend that saw the second day of racing cancelled due to winds in excess of 30mph Despite the impending bad weather the first day of the America’s Cup World Series got off to an historic start ...

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America’s Cup racing cancelled

The second day of racing at the America’s Cup World Racing Series at Portsmouth has been cancelled due to high winds. Winds gusting to around 30 knots led to the decision after racing had previously been brought forward to 12.00 after the initial start time of 1.40. America’s Cup rulings give a limit of 25 knots. At around 11.30 it ...

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Sir Ben Ainslie takes the lead

Sir Ben Ainslie and his Land Rover BAR team hold a narrow lead after the first day of racing at the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series in Portsmouth. Ainslie led his team to a win and a second place finish in the two races held on Saturday afternoon on the waters off Portsmouth. Nearly 50,000 fans were cheering him ...

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Racing for the 35th America’s Cup set to begin

Today marks the start of the race to Bermuda, as the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series gets underway in Portsmouth. Six teams will begin to accumulate points toward the ultimate goal – winning the America’s Cup in Bermuda in 2017. “Everyone is going to have their ‘race-face’ on,” said Emirates Team New Zealand skipper Glenn Ashby. “It’s going to ...

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Red Arrows return

Cowes Week Ltd tell us that Artemis Investment Management has extended its support of the regatta in 2015 to include an  aerial display by the Red Arrows. Artemis Investment Management, sponsors of the Artemis Challenge at Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes week, have stepped-in with support to ensure the regatta’s Red Arrows display goes ahead in 2015. The timing is perfect, ...

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Poole Harbour Boat Show dates announced

The resounding success of the inaugural Poole Harbour Boat Show in May this year has enabled organisers Poole Harbour Commissioners to confirm dates for subsequent shows in May 2016 and 2017. There will also be a third day added to the weekend’s schedule of activities. To coincide with the dates of the 2017 European Maritime Day, which includes a conference ...

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HMS M.33 open to the public for the first time

On 6 August The National Museum of the Royal Navy will open HMS M.33 to the public for the first time in her history following a distinctive and extensive conservation project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Come the centenary of her launch, HMS M.33 will be the only First World War warship to allow visitors to walk her decks ...

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Free Henri Lloyd kit for Rolex Fastnet crews

Sailing charity Sail 4 Cancer is calling for skippers and crew members sailing in this year’s Rolex Fastnet race to join an innovative fundraising campaign in support of the charity. In partnership with Henri Lloyd Rolex Fastnet crews will receive Henri Lloyd clothing vouchers as a thank you for supporting Sail 4 Cancer. Lizette van Niekerk, Sail 4 Cancer’s Fundraising ...

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